Archive for June, 2007

Ferry down the Thames

June 28th, 2007

There’s a “riverbus” service up and down the Thames run by the same folks who bring you tubes and road buses. It’s a pretty smooth ride, and there’s some great views from the boat. I rode from Millbank to Bankside (lots of banks on the river) in ~20 minutes, but there are longer routes if you want more boating. Cheaper than the tourist boats too. Click the boat’s wake below for the gallery.

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South London Pacific

June 25th, 2007

For my last night in London, we visited South London Pacific, a gorgeous tiki bar on Kennington Road. Notaw had been by it on the bus many times, but never actually went in before. They have an excellent drink menu, and full on tiki decor. From what I hear, it’s also much cheaper than Trader Vic’s and Mahiki. If you’re planning to go, be sure to check in advance that they’re open. Friday and Saturday nights seem to be public, but they often rent it out for private parties during the week. And I found £5 in the street nearby when I was there, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Breakfast

June 25th, 2007

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Home at last

June 25th, 2007

Made it back to Phoenix late Sunday with a minimum of hassle. Mostly recovered from the travel at this point. Starting to sift thru all the pictures I didn’t get posted yet. Galleries will continue to pop up for the next week or so as I get them together. Meanwhile, here are a couple shots of the Tate Britain…with UNICORNS!

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London Pizza

June 23rd, 2007

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Had pizza on Thursday. “American spicy” style. Sort of a New York style, with fairly hot pepperoni. A hint of California Pizza Kitchen in this one’s DNA. Overall quite good.

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Fly hard

June 23rd, 2007

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Ice Cream!

June 23rd, 2007

Well, I only got a coke from him. No ice cream music=no sale!

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Parliament Square

June 23rd, 2007

Parliament Square is loaded with postcard shots. It’s also extremely crowded. There are a handful of protesters in residence outside of Parliament. One lady shouts “you’re killing babies!” at each car that leaves. Lots of statues here too. And Westminster Abbey is right around the corner. They charge 10 pounds to go inside (the DaVinci code tax). Click Oliver Cromwell below to enter the gallery.

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Nigerian Consulate

June 21st, 2007

In a small street off of Whitehall stands the Nigerian consulate. I saw several people knocking on the door for quite awhile before someone came out to assist them.

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Captain James Cook: founder of Tiki Nation

June 21st, 2007

Well, the Polynesians may have had a thing or two to do with that as well.

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